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The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

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Both the U-S and Canada will be issuing stamps this year saluting the 50th anniversary
of “Star Trek.” The U-S, because it was an American cultural phenomenon, and Canada
presumably because two of its stars were Canadian actors — William Shatner and James

The four U-S designs are artwork “inspired” by Star Trek elements — the Starship
Enterprise, a Vulcan salute, and a crew member on a transporter. So far, most stamp
collectors are underwhelmed.

Canada Post has shown two designs of an unknown number of stamps. One is a photograph
of Shatner as Captain James T Kirk in the 60’s and the other, a photo of the Enterprise.

Neither country is telling us much else about the stamps — not when or where they will
be issued. Canada Post says “later this spring,” the U-S Postal Service, “in the third

The U-S has issued another Star Trek stamp, back in 1999.... as part of the Celebrate
The Century series.

Such are the voyages of stamps for the Starship Enterprise.

I’m Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com. [+ music stinger]
Here are the designs for the U.S. and Canadian issues. Click on the pictures to go to the latest news about the respective issues.


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